Less than 24 hours after the FBI asked for the public’s help locating a suspected child pornographer, a suspect was taken into custody.
“John Doe” was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a tip was called into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement tip line.
The criminal complaint and arrest warrant for John Doe was signed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. At that time, HSI had no information about the identity of John Doe, but he was believed to be located somewhere in the United States. The victim he recorded being sexually abused is believed to be 7 to 9 years old.
Danish National Police forwarded the information on to U.S. authorities after they saw a bag of Red Gold pretzels in one of the videos.
John Doe’s real identity is being withheld pending an initial appearance in federal court.
It’s not clear where he was located.